If you're after a new John Lewis coffee machine, we bet you don't want to settle for second best: for many coffee lovers out there, only one of the best coffee machines will do. The truth is, there's a lot of variation in the quality of the coffee and/or frothed milk between different machines. How do you know which one will be up to the task and produce the perfect cup?
Rather than spending hours online trawling through thousands of coffee machine models, we advise looking for your perfect coffee machine at a trusted retailer with lots of experience of selling great coffee machines – you could do a lot worse than John Lewis in that respect. But if shopping online is the only viable option, which model to go for? Answer: see our round up of the best John Lewis coffee machines for function, taste and, of course, form, below.
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1. Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee Machine by Magimix
What makes the Vertuo stand apart from similar machines in the same price category is the exceptional quality espresso it makes with the perfect consistency crema on top. The machines takes three different capsule types and makes four different cup sizes. What we really like about the current offer at John Lewis is the opportunity to get a whopping 100 capsules free.
2. Nespresso Lattissima Touch Coffee Machine
This one is a joy for cappuccino lovers: if you love your coffee milky, with a layer of velvety froth on top, this one's for you. This machine is also super easy to use thanks to one touch button operation and a very quick heating up time of just 25 seconds.
If you're a Nespresso fan, don't miss the rest of our pick of the best Nespresso coffee machines.
3. Sage SES878 The Barista Pro Coffee Machine
Ok, this one's quite a bit pricier than the Nespresso machines, but it is the Rolls Royce of coffee machines. Professional-quality coffee at home every morning? Go for this one. What users rate especially highly is the conical burr grinder that's part of this machine, which makes the perfect consistency grind for expresso. The heat up time on this machine is also phenomenal at a mere three seconds.